Lawyer: Cosby ex­pects to be cleared and re­sume his ca­reer

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

BOSTON » Bill Cosby ex­pects to be cleared of a crim­i­nal sex­ual as­sault charge and restart his en­ter­tain­ment ca­reer, his lawyer ar­gues in a defama­tion law­suit filed against him by seven women.

Attorney An­gela Agrusa is urg­ing a judge to seal documents that con­tain in­for­ma­tion about Cosby’s ne­go­ti­ated com­pen­sa­tion for his per­for­mances and other per­sonal fi­nan­cial in­for­ma­tion.

The women su­ing Cosby in fed­eral court in Mas­sachusetts ar­gue that he has no fu­ture in show busi­ness and won’t be hurt by dis­clos­ing that in­for­ma­tion. But Agrusa, in a writ­ten re­sponse filed Thurs­day, called that claim “base­less.”

“When Mr. Cosby is cleared from all li­a­bil­ity and charges ... he ex­pects to re­sume his ca­reer, and there is no rea­son to be­lieve oth­er­wise,” she wrote.

Ap­prox­i­mately 50 women have come for­ward since 2014 and claimed that Cosby, 79, forced un­wanted sex­ual con­tact on them decades ago.

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